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Courses High School Online Art

Beginning Painting (HAR3031B)

This course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Painting from still life, landscape, and life models from observation will be geared towards realism; at the same time, various other painting styles could be explored. Color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized. Students will study and research major painting styles and movements in historical context. The hope is that students will use this global approach to develop a "critical eye" in evaluation of contemporary painting. Acrylic and watercolors are the mediums used in this class. The main emphasis of this course is to encourage and nourish individuality and creativity.

Required Course Materials - Not Provided by NDCDE

Students are responsible for obtaining the following items from the list of materials below. It is suggested that you order the supplies online from Dick Blick Art Materials. Other options include Michael’s, Walmart, Target or Hobby Lobby.
  • Chromacryl Acrylic Paints (5 tube set) OR Blick Studio Acrylic (6 tube set)
  • Basic set of paint brushes with flat and round tips
  • Watercolor paints (includes brush)
  • Set of markers
  • Mixed Media or Watercolor pad (Please use for both watercolor and acrylic paintings)
  • Newsprint paper (This paper is for sketches and testing paints - Do not use for painting projects)
  • White Cardstock paper (7-10 pages needed)
  • 2b pencil
  • Eraser

Course Syllabus

This computer generated PDF syllabus provides an exact outline of all topics and assignments presented to the student.

North Dakota State Course Codes (MIS03)

Click here to look up the MIS03 code for this course. This is a single semester (0.5 credit) course.

Course Duration and Extension

This course is designed to be completed in a 20 week semester. Students may extend the time for completion to 40 weeks by purchasing one of the following course extensions ...

Computer Requirements for Online Courses

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